December 9, 2021
Hi, Strangers! It’s been a while and I know many of you how been thirsting for another edition of What’s Happening at TriVersity! Who are we to refuse you? In all seriousness, it’s good to be back at it.
Center hours have shifted. For the foreseeable future, the Center will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 5 pm. We’d love to see you so please stop by. Read on because TriVersity has a special representative at the Center on Thursday, December 16th.
Now on to what’s happening!
TriVersity Talk! featuring Melissa Sklarz
In June 2020, Melissa Sklarz became one of the first two trans women in New York to be elected Democratic District Leader, in the 30th AD in Queens.
In 1999, Melissa became the first transgender person elected to office in New York when she was elected a Judicial Delegate from the 66th Assembly District and in 2016, Melissa was elected to be a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, becoming the first New York trans person ever elected. Melissa also became the first trans elector in the Electoral College that year.
She lobbied City Hall in the 1990s to help bring civil rights to transgender people in New York City and lobbied Albany for 18 years to help pass the trans civil rights bill GENDA and was at the side of Governor Cuomo when he signed the bill in 2019. Melissa is the past President of Stonewall Democrats of New York City, past Board co-chair of National Stonewall Democrats, and past co-chair of the Empire State Pride Agenda.
Most recently, Melissa worked at SAGE, on behalf of LGBT elders, as the senior government relations strategist.
JOIN US for TriVersity Talk! on Thursday, December 8th at 7 pm EST, where we will discuss with Melissa all of this and more!
We Three Queens!
TriVersity’s Holiday Extravaganza!
On Friday, December 10th 7 – 11 pm, TriVersity proudly presents to you We Three Queens starring NicKi Starr, Belle Pepper, & Cookie Doe at Upfront Exhibition Space in Port Jervis! The party begins at 7, with our fabulous hostesses joining us from 8 onward.
As this event is our annual Holiday Party, it is free of charge. We will be taking donations, however, for the Port Jervis Warming Station. We will use whatever is donated to buy all of the supplies we can afford.
Unfortunately, this event is at capacity, but if you’re still interested, message us and we will put you on a waiting list!
For those who RSVP’d, please do not forget to bring proof of vaccination!
Healthcare Enrollment Assistance for PA Residents!
On Thursday, December 16th from 3-5 pm, TriVersity is honored to team up with the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and Pennie to offer healthcare assistance for PA Residents at our Center. For those who don’t know, Pennie is the PA Health Exchange and thanks to Bradbury-Sullivan, TriVersity will have a representative during open hours who will answer your questions about health insurance and who can also help you enroll.
If you can’t make it on Thursday, you’ll have more opportunities to meet with our representative before open enrollment ends!
Supportive Services and Discussion Groups
The TriVersity Gender Non-Binary Support Group meets the 4th Monday of every month over Zoom. For more information, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org! We have created a Facebook Group Page for this support group, so if you or anyone you know may be interested in joining the support group, send an invite request to join here.
The TriVersity HIV Support Group meets monthly. For more information, reach out to email@example.com.
It’s good to be back and look forward to writing again soon!